The Musical ‘Tootsie,’ a Modern Update of the Original Film, Comes to Akron

By | November 22, 2022

Simply pondering of the title “Tootsie” brings a way of nostalgia and many smiles to those that fell in love with “Dorothy” by Dustin Hoffman, the famously feisty feminist character who shook issues up in her cleaning soap opera within the film. from 1982’s “Tootsie.”

On this satirical romantic comedy, Hoffman’s predominant character was unemployed actor Michael, who clothes up as a bespectacled middle-aged Dorothy to land a job on the cleaning soap opera “Southwest Normal.” He fools everybody, at the very least for some time, and Dorothy turns into an enormous star as she tackles sexism within the tv trade.

As we speak, the story of “Tootsie” was up to date for the musical, which can tour at EJ Thomas Corridor November 29-30 as a part of the Broadway in Akron sequence.